- Overall, we rate Lockdown Resistance a right-biased conspiracy and pseudoscience organization based on the combination of misrepresentative content, false referencing, and the promotion of conspiracy theories, unproven and false claims regarding COVID-19, vaccines, and the government.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
The website “endlockdowns.org” is titled “Lockdown Resistance,” its primary purpose is to present arguments against the pandemic response, particularly lockdowns. The site contains articles and videos that challenge the mainstream narrative on COVID-19, lockdowns, and vaccines. The website does not provide specific details regarding its establishment or the individuals behind it. The domain is registered in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not provide clear details on its funding or ownership. External searches also did not offer definitive information on these aspects.
Analysis / Bias
Lockdowns were globally implemented to combat the threat of COVID-19, prioritizing public safety, healthcare system stability, and vaccine research. Contrarily, “Identity Destruction” on endlockdowns.org mischaracterizes lockdowns as torture, drawing misleading historical parallels. The article cites works on torture, such as those by Lone Jacobson and Pieter Kooijmans, without direct in-text references. This approach can give the impression of a well-researched argument, even though the references don’t directly support the claims about COVID-19 and lockdowns.
This false referencing can skew the narrative and mislead readers into believing that the article’s claims have a solid foundation when, in reality, the cited works do not pertain to the pandemic response. Moreover, the site features content from figures like Steve Kirsch, who transitioned from a pro-vaccine stance to labeling vaccines “toxic.” His radical views led to professional dissociations and resignations from roles at M10 and CETF. Kirsch’s inclusion, especially when MIT Technology Review refers to him as a “misinformation superspreader,” accentuates the site’s bias.
In addition, the article “The Vaccine Agenda” aligns with conspiracy theories related to COVID-19 vaccines. It suggests a hidden or nefarious agenda behind vaccination campaigns, implies that the vaccines may have harmful effects, and questions the motivations of health organizations and governments promoting vaccination. This content contributes to the site’s promotion of conspiracy theories related to COVID-19 and vaccines, undermining the established scientific consensus on the benefits of vaccination in controlling the pandemic. The article also includes videos referencing individuals such as Anne McCloskey, Karen Kingston, Dr. Zelenko, and Robert Malone, known figures who have expressed anti-vaccine views, nonconventional treatments for COVID-19, and failed fact checks. Anne McCloskey, in particular, was suspended from her medical profession.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been directly fact-checked by a third party; however, the sources they rely on routinely fail fact-checks.
Overall, we rate Lockdown Resistance a right-biased conspiracy and pseudoscience organization based on the combination of misrepresentative content, false referencing, and the promotion of conspiracy theories, unproven and false claims regarding COVID-19, vaccines, and the government. (M. Huitsing 09/29/2023)
Last Updated on October 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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